We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Azubuike and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Victoria, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I have always had a love for fashion especially shoes and experiences of having “big feet” led to the creation of Vangel Shoes. I recall going shoe shopping and leaving the stores disappointed most of the time as I could not find styles and the size I was looking for. I identified the need to create a platform where people who were struggling to find their shoe sizes like myself could find quality, cute, comfortable and stylish shoes of varying styles.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Vangel Shoes was created to provide a platform where people who are struggling to find their shoe sizes like myself can find quality, cute, comfortable and stylish shoes of varying styles. We listen to our current and potential customers as we continue to strive to meet their needs. It is our goal to diversity our inventory as we increase our variety of shoe styles while also incorporating unique pieces of jewelry, accessories and African handmade handbags to make our online store a fun stop for fashion lovers. We have also included a customized service to help make shoes for ladies looking to create bespoke styles.
We are very excited about the endless possibilities of serving and creating ways to satisfy our customers. As starting and maintaining a small ecommerce business is no walk in the park. You count your losses and take calculated risks that you hope will move the brand forward.
My passion of seeing the satisfaction in our customers motivates my dedication to Vangel Shoes. Until we make them all happy, we will keep pushing through the challenges. If we hit a roadblock, we trouble shoot and try a different tactics as giving up is never an option, so we stay persistence.
The ultimate goal is to be the go to shoe brand destination where all who wear size 10 to 13 shoes gravitate to when in need of that shoe for any occasion.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to appreciate God first and then my parents. My parents have always been business savvy. I grew up watching them run businesses and having multiple streams of income and this made a huge impression. They continue to encourage and support me and for that I am very grateful.